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Seorae Village’s Montmartre Park Struggles with Rabbit Infestation

Seorae Village’s Montmartre Park Struggles with Rabbit Infestation

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Animal organizations are calling on Seoul’s Seocho district to address the burgeoning rabbit population in Montmartre Park. At a press conference held on Tuesday, the Korean Animal Welfare Association and other civil groups raised concerns about the increasing number of rabbits in Montmartre Park near Seorae Village. “An increase [...]

1 in 3 Seoulites Feel They Are “Extremely Isolated”

1 in 3 Seoulites Feel They Are “Extremely Isolated”

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A new survey has found that 1 out of 3 Seoulites perceive themselves as living in extreme isolation from society. According to an online survey conducted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government between October 1 and 15, 28.8 percent of 1,000 Seoul residents (288 individuals) between the ages of 20 [...]

Seoul Bans Diesel Cars to Combat Fine Dust

Seoul Bans Diesel Cars to Combat Fine Dust

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul will begin restricting the entry of old diesel cars into the city on days with severe fine dust, starting Wednesday. Seoul announced the emergency measure to cut down fine dust emissions on Tuesday, the sixth time this year. The measure will enter effect when ultrafine dust concentrations reach [...]

Seoul city Releases Special Version of Foreigner-only Tour Pass

Seoul city Releases Special Version of Foreigner-only Tour Pass

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government said Monday a limited version of a foreigner-only travel pass will be available for purchase starting this week, offering a wider range of discounts to tourist attractions in Seoul and nearby regions. The new Discover Seoul Pass comes with discount vouchers for 96 tourist hot [...]

Treasure Hunt to Take Place on Seoul’s Dulle-gil Next Month

Treasure Hunt to Take Place on Seoul’s Dulle-gil Next Month

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Early next month, Seoul’s Dulle-gil will host a treasure hunt that has more than 10 million won in prizes awaiting eager treasure seekers. To commemorate the fourth anniversary of the Dulle-gil’s opening, the “2018 Seoul Dulle-gil Festival” will be held on November 3 with over 1,000 residents participating in [...]

New “One-Strike” Policy Under Consideration as Seoul Pushes for Taxi Fare Hike

New “One-Strike” Policy Under Consideration as Seoul Pushes for Taxi Fare Hike

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government, which is in the process of developing a taxi fare hike plan, is considering the implementation of a “one-strike policy” that would result in the suspension of taxi licenses if drivers are found to refuse passengers. The measure is aimed at addressing public criticism that [...]

Seoul to Add 3,000 More Hydrogen Cars by 2022

Seoul to Add 3,000 More Hydrogen Cars by 2022

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Wednesday that it plans to supply 3,000 additional hydrogen fuel cell cars by 2022 and add four more hydrogen stations by 2021. Hydrogen cars, unlike conventional vehicles, are not equipped with internal combustion engines. As such, hydrogen cars don’t emit air pollutants, but [...]

Michelin Awards 2-star Ratings to 2 More Restaurants in Seoul

Michelin Awards 2-star Ratings to 2 More Restaurants in Seoul

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The Michelin Guide on Thursday announced its selection of 26 restaurants in Seoul with unique cuisine and quality, including two new two-star eateries. Two restaurants — fine dining Korean restaurant Gaon and La Yeon, a traditional Korean cuisine restaurant at Hotel Shilla — maintained three-star ratings for a third [...]